California-based 3D printer manufacturer Airwolf 3D has released their latest device, the AXIOM 20 industrial desktop 3D printer.
The AXIOM 20 FDM printer has a build area of 12.5 x 12 x 20 inches (318 x 305 x 508 mm) within a fully enclosed build chamber. It features auto-levelling, direct drive dual extrusion with independently controlled hot ends and can print over 40 different materials including high-temperature, industrial-grade polycarbonate and polypropylene.
Airwolf 3D also highlights the printer’s superior accuracy and precision, that is achieved with its ball screw construction. The printer’s improved Dual JrX Hotend reaches independently controlled temperatures of 315°C and is designed to resist clogs.
“One of the biggest challenges with designing a high-performance 3D printer of this size was getting the Z-axis to work correctly over 20 inches of travel with 20-30 lb. sitting on it,” explained Airwolf 3D Co-Founder and Lead Designer Erick Wolf. “We redesigned the bed bracket system and switched from plastic and polycarbonate parts to all aluminum and steel components. Plus, the Z-axis now has a precision ball screw to provide high repeatability, zero backlash, and extreme precision.”
The manufacturer explains that the AXIOM 20 was created to fill the void in the market for industrial 3D printers that are capable of printing high-density parts with materials such as PLA, PET, ABS and polycarbonate. It is mainly targeted at industrial and engineering design settings, running easily for 30 to 40 hours at a time to create large prototypes or functional end parts.
The AXIOM 20 is available through the manufacturers website for $ 9,995.